This expression alludes to the stereotypic male dominance over women.
In common usage, the expression usually refers to a domineering wife who, in essence, controls the a high hand Overbearingly, arbitrarily, arrogantly, imperiously, tyrannically, dictatorially.
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The allusion is to the threatening crack of a whip used to keep horses and slaves moving or in by the short hairs To have complete mastery or control over, to have someone right where you want him.The British equivalent of this expression, to have by the short and curlies, makes this rather obvious reference to pubic hair more explicit.Almost 13,000 are itemized in a Filemaker database that provides not only descriptive information about content and format, but also location, provenance, scan file management, use statistics and more.As an example of disambiguation, there’s a pond in Kingston, just west of the geographical center of town, which has had many names.Thus, the implication in this expression is both demeaning and derisive, i.e., that a person led by the nose has the intelligence, initiative, and decisiveness of a beast of burden.
Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou earnest.
This expression owes its origin to the following Biblical passage: A similar phrase is have under one’s by the nose To completely dominate another, particularly one who is weak-willed or easily intimidated.
This expression refers to the practice of leading some animals by their noses; horses and asses, for example, are guided by means of a bit and bridle, while cattle and camels frequently have a ring through the nose.
The noun cases apparently alludes to the game of faro, in which the "case card" is the last of a rank of cards remaining in play; this usage dates from about 1900.
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The longer expression make [someone’s] beard without a razor carries this power to the limit—it is a euphemism for ‘behead.’ride herd on To dominate completely, to tyrannize; to crack the whip, to whip into line or shape, to maintain strict order and discipline; to drive hard, to oppress, to harass.